Iranian intelligence kills Sunni Cleric who called for Sunni-Shia unity

Tehran – A Sunni cleric who worked to unite Sunni and Shia has been assassinated on Tuesday morning outside of a mosque in Gorgan, north-eastern Tehran.

AbdulGhafoor Jamalzai, was shot in the back with a hunting rifle by the suspected Iranian intelligence assassins, reported by Iran’s Tasnim news agency.

The reports didn’t specify the ulterior motive of the assassination, however the cold-blooded murder of the Sunni cleric seems to be a latest strategy adopted by the Iranian intelligence to eliminate anyone who can potentially expose authorities and their role in exploiting the Iranian society on the basis of Sunni and Shia differences.

Similarly, another Sunni cleric was assassinated in southeastern Iran in July.